Kenzie News Roundup 4/9/21

Kenzie News Roundup 4/9/21

We examine the art of the UX case study, the flat logo design trend, and how to give constructive feedback. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Up your UX case study game

UX Designer Amy Rogers is inviting us to create stronger case studies by leveraging critical thinking skills and straying from traditional design portfolio structures. The trick for Amy is using a narrative to showcase her skills. Learn more about how you can up your case study game on UX Collective

Insider Perspective: Justin Beals 

Justin Beals is the CEO of StrikeGraph, a software company based in Seattle. Justin recently shared his methods for building diverse teams and how diversity has positively impacted the company culture of StrikeGraph. Learn more about the how and why behind building diverse teams on GeekWire.   

Falling flat 

Design trends come and go but the sight of our favorite logos can warm our hearts forever. Product Design student Rayhan Finn shares insightful analysis into what could be the fall of flat logo designs. Flat logo designs are widely appealing due to their simplicity and minimalist nature, but are consumers growing tired of the trend? Find this story on UX Collective

How to give feedback your designers can actually use

Feedback can either be constructive or unhelpful. When you’re working with (or managing) other designers, it’s important to consider the ways we give designers feedback. Helpful feedback can help steer the project in the right direction while unhelpful or unclear feedback can lead to frustration for all parties involved. Lillian Xiao, a writer and former UX Designer, shares 7 easy steps for giving designers more effective feedback. Read more on Built In

The evolution of game development

A lot has changed over the last year and the way we play and develop video games is no exception. From game release delays to more time spent on Discord, seven Game Developers shared how their work lives have changed since March 2020. Learn more on Inverse

Finding the balance

How do designers and developers find the balance between creating secure technologies and providing a seamless user experience? In the words of Hamlet, “That is the question.” Adaptive multi-factor authentication may offer an answer. Read more about how to make your tech secure and frictionless on Security Magazine

Chicago calling 

Looking to advance your career in Chicagoland? Six software engineering professionals from companies (which are now hiring) shared the most interesting projects they’re working on and gave insight into what it’s like to work for their employers. See if any of these companies could be a good match for you on Built In

Meme of the Week: “If you get this joke, you know your color codes”

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Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins is the Content Marketer at Kenzie Academy. Before she joined the field of higher education marketing, she worked as a journalist and taught English in the South of France. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading non-fiction works, doing embodiment yoga, or planning her next trip to Paris. You can find more of her work at

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